Read transcripts of debates in both Houses
Produced by Commons Library, Lords Library and Parliamentary Office Science and Technology
Search for Members by name, postcode, constituency and party
Learn about their experience, knowledge and interests
Celebrating people who have made Parliament a positive, inclusive working environment
Four staff networks for people to discuss and consider issues.
Contact your MP or a Member of the House of Lords about an issue that matters to you
Sign up for the Your Parliament newsletter to find out how you can get involved
Take a tour of Parliament and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea by the River Thames
See some of the sights you’ll encounter on a tour of Parliament
Book a school visit, classroom workshop or teacher-training session
Access videos, worksheets, lesson plans and games
Douglas Carswell, Conservative MP for Harwich, introduced a ten minute rule bill, the Parliamentary Elections (Recall and Primaries) Bill, on 13 October.
The Bill would provide for a recall mechanism-that is, a way to trigger a by-election where an MP was guilty of serious wrongdoing. It would also allow local people to petition their returning officer to organise open primary ballots to elect a successor.
It is down for a Second Reading debate on 16 October.
Ten Minute Rule Bills are often a chance for MPs to voice an opinion on a subject or aspect of an existing law. Members make speeches of no more than ten minutes outlining their position, which another MP may oppose in a similar short statement.
More news on: Parliament, government and politics, Elections, Parliament, House of Commons news, Members of Parliament, Commons news, Bill news, By-elections